When I stumbled upon this series of photos in the Google LIFE archives I could hardly believe my eyes or contain my giggles. The photos are clearly from some sort of large party featuring a balloon artist and well, …a whole lot of ridiculousness.
It’s amazing how these photos are almost 70 years old but there’s still something so familiar about them. I feel like I recognize every single face from somewhere. Isn’t it funny how old photos can be like that? There’s really nothing more timeless than having fun and not taking life too seriously. If I could travel back in time, this would be an evening I’d like to be part of. I wonder if any of these people are still alive and remember this night as one of their favorites. I think I would.
All photos taken by Martha Holmes in February 1948.
So uh, what’s your favorite balloon animal?